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The science of investing

Author: Samuel Lee
Date: 31 Mar 2015

Though it sometimes is hijacked by ideologues, the scientific method works

The role of central banks

Author: Mark Laidlaw
Date: 02 Jun 2014

Former Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) governor Ian Macfarlane gave his insights into the changing role of central banks across the globe at the opening session of the 2014 Morningstar Investment Conference and went on to detail some of the major macroeconomic issues facing the world today

The right stocks

Author: Nicholas Grove
Date: 03 Jun 2013

At the 2013 Morningstar SMSF Trustee Strategy Day in Sydney last week, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes provided some indispensable guidance for those investors caught up in the current yield-hungry environment

The riddle of weak productivity

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2016

Gordon Moore said that cramming more components onto integrated circuits, as his article of 1965 was titled, would lead to "such wonders as home computers ..

The return of the ASX big caps

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 13 Apr 2017

"Big-cap" stocks are back in favour with investors again after previously lagging their smaller rivals

The real driver behind shareholder returns

Author: Kate Howitt
Date: 20 Apr 2015

What a dreadful thing is the dividend-imputation tax system, if you believe its critics

The RBA's post-boom challenges

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 15 Oct 2015

Australia teeters on a potential negative GDP number for the September quarter, Morningstar head of equities research Peter Warnes said in his most recent Your Money Weekly column

The promised splurge on infrastructure

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 25 Nov 2015

In 1919, a US lieutenant colonel helped lead an 81-strong convoy of vehicles across the US as part of a campaign by the military to highlight the need for better highways across the US

The politics of investing

Author: Robert Harvey
Date: 01 Jun 2015

Forecasts and predictions are tough in any business, but politics is possibly tougher than most to divine the outcome of future market events, even in this modern age

The perpetual growth myth

Author: Kevin Flynn
Date: 29 Jun 2015

Wishful thinking now grips the investment world

The perils of free money

Author: Kumar Palghat
Date: 23 Jul 2014

Imagine Janet Yellen and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting members singing the lyrics to Chicago , the musical

The next best-performing stocks

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 09 Oct 2014

Australia's concentrated market was a dominant theme throughout Morningstar's recent global equities week

The mysterious world of bitcoin

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Date: 30 Apr 2013

Just what exactly should we make of bitcoin? The once-obscure digital currency has had quite a ride

The Midas touch and market cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Any doubts that may have been harboured as to the inherent cyclicality of these businesses and the ability for prices to exist at a permanently higher plane have been dispelled

The maths involved in bond investing

Author: Stuart Dear
Date: 24 Mar 2017

After the fireworks of 2016, 2017 has, to date, been more like an aromatic candle in terms of market moves

The lure of offshore investing

Author: Nicki Bourlioufas
Date: 16 Jan 2017

It's now easier than ever for Australians to access international investments, and the official data shows we're sending investment money offshore as investors diversify their portfolios and take advantage of growth opportunities not available at home

The link between economies and stocks

Author: Joseph Clark
Date: 14 Oct 2015

When evaluating financial performance, whether of a nation's economy or a stock, the key question is: relative to what? Focusing on a country's or a stock's situation is worthless without comparing it to others and to itself in the past and the future

The investment outperforming gold bullion

Author: Arian Neiron
Date: 29 Mar 2016

The resurgence of interest in gold bullion and its price rise over the past two months caught many investors by surprise

The investment case for Europe and Japan

Author: Anthony Fensom
Date: 07 Jun 2016

That attitude might need to change, at least according to some analysts

The inevitability of cycles

Author: Martin Conlon
Date: 11 May 2015

Forecasting doesn't seem to be getting any easier -- just ask Joe Hockey

The industry: A crucial piece in stock evaluation

Author: Karl Siegling
Date: 28 Jan 2015

Fundamental or technical research on a company that ignores the industry in which a company operates is like doing research "in a bubble"

The inconvenient truth

Author: Tom Stevenson
Date: 01 Mar 2017

There is a glass half full view of the Trump Presidency which has won the majority of investors' attention since November

The income advantage over term deposits

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 27 Nov 2013

In recent times, investors would have read countless articles (including this one) about falling cash rates

The importance of binding nominations

Author: Brian Hor
Date: 24 Mar 2016

When thinking about estate planning for your super death benefits, Brian Hor, special counsel, superannuation and estate planning with Townsends Business & Corporate Lawyers, stresses that it is absolutely crucial to put into place a valid binding death benefit nomination to provide certainty regarding how your death benefits will be paid--especially where there is any potential for a conflict of interest to arise between your intended beneficiaries

The hunt for value

Author: Brook Sweeney
Date: 04 Jun 2014

This year's Morningstar Investment Conference asset allocation panel session discussed topics such as the direction of the Australian dollar, views on international equity markets, where the best investment opportunities are and the use of alternatives in portfolios

The holy trinity of excess

Author: Andrew Fleming
Date: 01 Jul 2014

Excess capacity abounds

The Greek and EU debt showdown

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 23 Feb 2015

On 26 January, the day after elections allowed Tsipras' left-wing Syriza party to form a ruling coalition with the fringe right-wing, anti-austerity Independent Greeks party, the 40-year-old Tsipras sped to the National Resistance Memorial at the Kaisariani rifle range memorial in Athens

The great global rebalancing

Author: Michael Collins
Date: 18 Jul 2014

Whenever people pinpoint the causes of the global financial crisis, they usually list the massive expansion of credit in developed countries as a key cause of the bust that is heading into its eighth year

The good, the bad and the ugly in emerging markets

Author: Alex Duffy
Date: 30 Jan 2017

The list of issues to worry about is a long one: exchange rates, interest rates, growth rates, political uncertainty--my developed market peers have a lot on their plate! If nothing else, 2016 reminded markets that the issues above are not just the preserve of emerging markets

The good and bad in a resources bust

Author: Christine St Anne
Date: 16 Sep 2015

Good stewardship matters

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